QPR fear they've already missed out on LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham.

Beckham's contract with the MLS club expires next month and the 36-year-old is determined to continue playing at least until the 2012 London Olympics, where he hopes to captain the Great Britain team.

Beckham has met Tony Fernandes, QPR's owner, but a club executive told the Observer: "We do not think it is likely now. Also Neil Warnock [the manager] is not completely sure where he would fit into the team."

Asked if Beckham's financial requirements may be too high, the executive said: "Actually I think he thinks we are too small a club."